Lest We Forget.

They were so brave, so very young Their journey had not yet begun. Blindly they marched into the guns To a last roll call at the setting sun. They had family and loved ones They all marched off as friends They left their homes full of hope Most would not be back again.

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They pulled the gun carriages until they dropped

They carried messages and they got shot.

They searched out the unexploded mines

They saved lives a thousand times.

Spare a thought for the horse, pigeon, donkey dog and many more

Remember them, they all help us in times of war

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Both were brave
Each had their own
Principles to up
Hold. Neither less than bold.
One would carry a weapon
The other a stretcher, no gun
Both men died for their own held beliefs
They were both lost and that loss brought much grief.

From the beginning of time up until now and way in to the future war prevails. I believe we will never be free of war.

What we can do is remember those who have given their health or their lives for us to hopefully live better lives. I say Thank You.

We must never forget.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jwebster2
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 07:06:06

    With the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them


  2. Ritu
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 08:05:37

    Amen to this, Sis 💜


  3. beth
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 10:29:10

    beautiful reminder


  4. robertawrites235681907
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 13:27:37

    Thank you for this extraordinarily powerful post, Willow.


  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 16:15:53

    Poor souls let them rest in peace.


  6. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 18:46:09

    Thank you, Willow.


  7. Anne Copeland
    Nov 10, 2019 @ 22:19:03

    So touching. Thank you for the good reminder, Willow. My brother is 100% disabled from Vietnam, and it was what gave me the heart to work with all sorts of children and adults with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges for the rest of my life. Yes, we are lucky when we live in times of peace.


    • willowdot21
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 06:25:01

      Hi Anne, thank you , I am so glad you liked the post. I am always in awe of what the young men and women of both war generations gave up for us. Not to mention Vietnam, Afghanistan, Congo, Syria. Sadly there is always war, as we speak people are suffering wars evil clutches. I hope your brother is doing well, he obviously inspired you. We must never forget the dead or wounded of any war. We are lucky not to be directly affected by war as you say. Take care, I hope you and hubby are well.💜💜


  8. The Cheesesellers Wife
    Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:36:23

    My maternal grandfather fought in two world wars. Three of his children served in WW2. Both my godfathers fought in Asia and the Middle East. The London I grew up in was still scarred by war. The 11th of the 11th will alsways be special……


    • willowdot21
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 11:55:11

      Yes indeed I can empathize with all you say 💜💜💜. I always try and write a rememberance poem ever year and I always will for as long as I can. I am grateful to your family 💜💜💜


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